Investec London Cup - Women's Head-to-heads

Nicola White scored England's only goal in the 4-1 defeat to South Africa at the Rabobank World Cup - credit Ady Kerry

There's just six days to go until the start of the Investec London Cup, and we've done some number crunching for England Women's match-ups.

We've already picked out who to watch out for as England women go up against Wales, South Africa and Scotland at the Investec London Cup, and now we're looking at their team histories to give us a clue as to how the games might pan out. However, matches aren't won on stats alone, so you'll have to come down to the event yourself to see how the games play out on the day!

England first face Wales at 13:15 on Wednesday 9 July, and it'll be the first time these teams have faced each other in a capped match for almost four years. Seven of Wales' players also play for Swansea City, so they know how to play together, and over the years England have scored an average of five goals per game against the Welsh side, so expect a high-scoring game. Also, keep an eye out for England's Lucy Wood - she'll be making her senior international debut in this match!

On Thursday England are up against South Africa, again at 13:15. Most of you will remember how South Africa put four away to England's one at the recent Rabobank Hockey World Cup, and it'll be fresh in the minds of all of the players as well. Nicola White scored England's only goal in that match, but this time she'll be backed up by four players who scored against South Africa at the World League Semi-Final last year, so hopefully England can reverse their fortunes in this Investec Derby match.

After a rest day England will take on Scotland on Saturday, in the final match of the women's round-robin at 17:15. These two last played each other at the Trifinance EuroHockey Nations Championship in Belgium last year, where England defender Sam Quek scored the goal that gave England the victory. Out of 110 games, England have won just under 100 of them, so they stand a good chance of running out the victors in London.

After the round-robin comes the classification matches, and the results from these first games determines whether England will be fighting for third or first place. How do you think these games will play out? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook, then come down to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre next week and cheer on the squad!

To read the men's head-to-heads, click here.

The Investec London Cup is the first event to be hosted on England Hockey's new Olympic legacy venue, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. England's Men and Women will be playing against South Africa, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and with tickets from just £1 for U18s it'll be a great summer day out for the whole family!